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Reasons Why White Kitchen Cabinets Work

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One of the current trends in kitchen cabinetry is white, yes, white. While many people still have wood tone cabinets, these can seem very dated, although this can depend on the wood undertones. Here, you will discover many reasons as to why white cabinetry is so popular and timeless, and could be the best decision you make when it comes to remodeling or designing your kitchen.

All Styles

One of the main reasons white kitchen cabinets work is that they are suitable for every style of design, and not just a country or cottage vibe. In fact, white kitchen cabinets perfectly accent a European style kitchen, as well as both contemporary and modern-style kitchen designs. With that said, one of the most important aspects of choosing white kitchen cabinets, is the countertop.

Currently, granite countertops are one of the most popular types of countertop material. To complete your design, you should choose a granite countertop color that eloquently matches the white cabinets, such as a cream or beige color. There are instances where black granite countertops are a good choice, however. You would need to determine the overall feeling you wish to create with your kitchen, which can help determine the final color of your granite countertops.

Lots of Personality

There is a myth that white kitchen cabinets can deplete your kitchen of any personality and provide no design or style to your kitchen. This is just a myth. In fact, white kitchen cabinets actually provide your kitchen with personality, provided the design is adequate. There are five simple ways that you can bring personality into your white cabinet kitchen.

1.     You simply add color through your wall paint. This could be any color, preferably bright, such as a bright green, which will really add livelihood to your kitchen. In addition, you can change out the wall color very easily and inexpensively, providing you with the opportunity to change the look and feel of your kitchen without having to completely remodel or replace your white kitchen cabinets with wood ones.

2.         You can make a statement by adding a uniquely designed, center island. When you design the island, you should bring textures into the room by using a contrasting material, such as wood or stainless steel, or a vibrant color. Again, this is a simple concept that can be changed very easily.

3.         You need to make bold statements with your lighting, which again, is not a permanent fixture. Choose a very unique, bold overhead lighting fixture, such as a brightly colored fixture that hangs over the center of your island. This will help your kitchen cabinets stand out even more.

4.         Add a piece of furniture that is freestanding. This could be a breakfast table or a hutch to display all of your dinnerware. With this freestanding piece, you can add texture and color, but have the ability to replace or remove the item from your kitchen at any time.

5.         Add color to the back of your white cabinets or your hutch. By painting the inside of your cabinets and using clear glass panes, you are adding an inset of color that really stands out and adds a personal touch to your kitchen. You can also achieve this personality through uniquely designed and brightly colored wall art. If you are feeling a little brave, you can choose a granite countertop that matches your paint color. For instance, if you choose to go with a dark red paint, you can choose a granite countertop that is either completely dark red, or at least has red flecks in it, adding a deeper statement to the kitchen.

Perfect For Smaller Kitchens

Another added benefit you gain by having white kitchen cabinets is space. If your kitchen is on the small side, white cabinets can make your kitchen feel larger. In this instance, however, you would want to choose a lighter granite countertop color to help keep the eye moving along the space, providing an even better spacious feeling.

When working with a smaller kitchen, it is a good idea to add the pops of color on the insides of the cabinets and using clear glass. This helps to add more depth to the room, again, providing you with a more spacious feeling.

Why It All Works

White cabinets are an amazing element in your kitchen. They provide you with a clean, crisp looking kitchen, yet with the added pops of color and bold statements you can make with furniture pieces, you are gaining a kitchen you will truly love. Remember, white kitchen cabinets are timeless, and never seem to be outdated. As long as you choose the correct accent pieces, such as pops of color, statement-making lighting fixtures and textured furniture, you will truly enjoy your kitchen for as long as it stays in style, which with white kitchen cabinets, is forever.

Image Credit: Lily Ann Cabinets




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